Delhi rape: Govt mulls banning Uber cab services across India

Uber was banned in Delhi after one of its drivers allegedly raped a 27-year-old woman executive on Friday night.

By: Press Trust of India | Updated: December 9, 2014 7:41:20 pm
Shiv Kumar Yadav was arrested on Sunday. (Source: Express photo by Prem Nath Pandey) Shiv Kumar Yadav was arrested on Sunday. (Source: Express photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

The Centre is contemplating to ban the cab services of Uber across India after a driver engaged by the company allegedly raped a girl in Delhi.

The Home Ministry is planning to ask all state governments and administration of nine union territories, where Uber runs its cab services, to put a ban on it, official sources said today.

Uber cab services are available in Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Kolkata and Pune.

The central government is also likely to ask all state governments and UT administrations to find out whether similar app-based taxi service is running in their jurisdiction contrary to the existing rules and regulations, the sources said.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh is expected to make a statement to this effect in Rajya Sabha tomorrow where he may mention about the steps to be taken for regulating the app-based cab services.

Meanwhile, the Home Ministry has posed to Delhi government eight questions related to Uber cab service and asked for its reply as early as possible.

The questions include details about Uber’s operations in the national capital, its commercial all India permit and how come this company is using or “misusing” that permit, how come a rape accused got driving licence and how many such services are operating in Delhi.

Uber was banned today in Delhi after one of its drivers allegedly raped a 27-year-old woman executive on Friday night.

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